Session Title

Women Writing Letters: Compare and Contrast

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Joel T. Rosenthal

Organizer Affiliation

Stony Brook Univ.

Presider Name

Linda E. Mitchell

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City

Paper Title 1

Stony Walls Do Not a Nunnery Make: Confining the Sexuality of Princess Yvetta Abbess of Bethany

Presenter 1 Name

Christopher Mielke

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Paper Title 2

A Matriarch's Letters: Alessandra Strozzi and Margaret Paston

Presenter 2 Name

Joel T. Rosenthal

Start Date

12-5-2019 8:30 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1245

Description

By the later Middle Ages personal letters revealed aspects of life that were previously opaque. Some collections of women's letters have, fortuitously, been preserved and they shed light on unexplored aspects of both family and public life. This session will look at women's letters from both Italy and England. Joel Rosenthal

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May 12th, 8:30 AM

Women Writing Letters: Compare and Contrast

Schneider 1245

By the later Middle Ages personal letters revealed aspects of life that were previously opaque. Some collections of women's letters have, fortuitously, been preserved and they shed light on unexplored aspects of both family and public life. This session will look at women's letters from both Italy and England. Joel Rosenthal